Availability of Technical Guidance
[47 Pa.B. 7645]
[Saturday, December 16, 2017]
Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/HomePage. The ''Technical Guidance Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various Department bureaus where each bureau's final technical guidance documents are posted. The ''Technical Guidance Draft Documents'' heading is the link to the Department's draft technical guidance documents.
Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance
The Department encourages the use of the Internet to view and download technical guidance documents. When this option is not available, persons can order a paper copy of any of the Department's draft or final technical guidance documents by contacting the Department at (717) 787-8727.
In addition, bound copies of some of the Department's documents are available as Department publications. Check with the appropriate bureau for more information about the availability of a particular document as a publication.
Changes to Technical Guidance Documents
Following is the current list of recent changes. Persons who have questions or comments about a particular document should call the contact person whose name and phone number is listed with each document.
Final Technical Guidance Document: New Guidance
DEP ID: 310-2137-006. Title: Chapter 105 Water Obstruction & Encroachment Permit Comprehensive Environmental Assessment of Proposed Project Impacts. Description: This final technical guidance is intended to clarify the process for completing the information requirements for a Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit application, Environmental Assessment Form No. 3150-PM-BWEW0017. Currently, the permit application requirements generally address proposed project impacts to waters of the Commonwealth associated with small scale projects located in a single county and covered by a single permit application. Large scale projects, however, often cross more than one county and are covered by multiple permit applications necessitating the need for a comprehensive environmental review of all proposed impacts to waters of the Commonwealth for the entire project. This final guidance provides the permit applicant with an outline of the information that the applicant should submit to the Department as part of a comprehensive environmental assessment to meet the regulatory standards in 25 Pa. Code Chapter 105 (relating to dam safety and waterway management).
Contact: Questions regarding this technical guidance document should be directed to Sidney Freyermuth at (717) 772-5977 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective Date: December 16, 2017
Draft Technical Guidance Document: Substantive Revision
DEP ID: 261-0300-101. Title: Land Recycling Program Technical Guidance Manual. Description: A substantive revision of the Land Recycling Program Technical Guidance Manual (TGM) is necessary because the current TGM was developed in 2002 and is outdated. Many of the procedures and processes used by the Land Recycling Program have been updated and multiple clarifications have been made. Revising the TGM will help avoid confusion for remediators and regional office staff when assessing and remediating sites to satisfy the requirements of the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (35 P.S. §§ 6026.101—6026.908).
Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft TGM by Friday, March 16, 2018. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. All comments must include the commentator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's eComment system at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment or by e-mail to email@example.com. Written comments should be submitted to the Technical Guidance Coordinator, Policy Office, Department of Environmental Protection, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101.
Contact: Questions regarding this TGM should be directed to Troy Conrad at (717) 783-9480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective Date: Upon publication as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
Interim Final Technical Guidance: New Guidance
DEP ID: 800-0810-004. Title: Guidelines for Chain Pillar Development and Longwall Mining Adjacent to Unconventional Wells. Description: This guidance was developed to facilitate appropriate unconventional well inactivation and re-entry procedures in advance of, and subsequent to, longwall panel removal, respectively; that will allow for continuous isolation of gas from workable coal seams, protection of mining personnel and prevention of pollution of the waters of the Commonwealth, consistent with applicable law.
Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this interim final technical guidance document by Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. All comments must include the commentator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's eComment system at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment or by e-mail to email@example.com. Written comments should be submitted to the Technical Guidance Coordinator, Policy Office, Department of Environmental Protection, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101.
Contact: Questions regarding this technical guidance should be directed to Seth Pelepko at (717) 772-2199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective Date: December 16, 2017
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-2086. Filed for public inspection December 15, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]
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